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Job #: R-00028353-OTHLOC-PL-2D0565
Location: Columbia, MD
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense Group of Leidos has an opening for a Program Lead in King of Prussia, PA, or Columbia, MD, or Reston, VA or Scott AFB, IL.  

***This is a great opportunity for someone with programmatic and technical program experience and who wishes to leverage those skills to expand in experience while providing a meaningful and measureable contribution to the business.

The GSM-O I & II Program Operations team at Leidos has an opening for a Program Lead to work in a sole source environment.  GSM-O is a worldwide team currently with fifteen active task orders.  While the preferred locations for this role are PA, MD, VA or IL, a virtual team is supported.  This is a high-paced environment with over 70 ROMs and proposal on average per year making a significant contribution to the overall business objectives. 

•Lead program projects from initiation through delivery defining the project content and schedule, managing execution of team members from multiple functional groups resulting in on-time, requirement-driven product delivery to the customer. 
•Provide leadership and lead proposal efforts from initiation through award, to include: defining the proposal timelines, coordinating with Task Order PM’s and/or technical SMEs to determine or derive proposal solutions from requirements, leading the efforts across the functional groups engaged in the individual proposals, including contracts, subcontracts, finance, pricing. 
•Assemble data for pricing inputs and analyze the results to ensure a complete, comprehensive and compliant proposal; leveraging Excel toolset.
•Work with the technical/programmatic subject matter experts to determine or derive a proposal solution.
•Coordinate across multiple functional groups to ensure all elements of the proposal are planned and executed within the customer-determined timeframe.
•Ensure all elements of the proposal make sense and are both defendable externally and complaint internally.
•Prepare and present effective messaging and chart packages regarding the opportunity, offer summary, risks, dependencies. 
•Some surge support is required depending on specific proposal timelines.  

•Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of experience; additional experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
•Balance of programmatic and system engineering skills.  
•Knowledgeable of programmatic, finance, contracts and technical aspects of programs.
•Strong planning and analytic skills for evaluation of solutions and implementation of corresponding proposal content.
•Strong soft skills for leading and coordination multiple functional areas contributing to the proposals.
•Expert in MS Office, primarily, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
•Excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills.
•Ability to work to meet deadlines.
•Ability to work well both in a team and independently
•Up-to-date knowledge of proposal best practices
•Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
•Must have an active Secret clearance and be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.

•Requirement analysis.
•Internal and external customer interface skills.

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Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Proj and Prog Management

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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